1. College of Nursing partnering with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare to build clinical simulation center at Marquette

The College of Nursing is partnering with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare to build the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette University, the first simulation partnership of its type in Wisconsin. Made possible in part by a $1 million investment over five years by Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, the new facility will combine the expertise of Marquette's nursing faculty with the real world experience of Wheaton's nurses and clinical care providers. It will be built in the lower level of Emory T. Clark Hall, replacing the current Simulation Technology and Learning Resource Center. Construction will begin in mid-May, with the goal of having the facility completed in August so it is operational before the start of the 2012-2013 academic year.

The new Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette will include a six-bed hospital with two intensive care rooms, two medical surgical rooms, one pediatric/neonatal intensive care room and one labor and delivery suite. It will also feature two provider offices, a home health/long-term care apartment, three skills labs with various levels of technology and four debrief rooms, where professors and clinical educators are able to review video recordings of simulation exercises with students.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare will be guaranteed 200 hours of clinical training annually at the new facility, as well as access to Marquette's College of Nursing faculty and evaluation mechanisms for ongoing training of its clinical staff. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the College of Nursing also plan to collaborate on research regarding the impact of simulation training on clinical outcomes in healthcare delivery.

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2. Extended library hours begin Friday

Raynor Memorial Libraries will offer extended hours for finals week. Extended hours begin Friday, May 4, and end Friday, May 11. The hours of operation for Raynor's Lower Level will be:

  • Friday, May 4: 7:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Monday, May 7 to Thursday, May 10: 7:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Friday, May 11: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. (24-hour access ends)
  • Saturday, May 12: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brew @ The Bridge will also have extended hours.

The Libraries will have limited hours during Senior Week, May 14-20:

  • Sunday, May 13: Closed
  • Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20: Closed

The full schedule can be found here.

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3. Final day to return rental books from Book Marq is May 14

All books rented from the Book Marq for the spring semester are due back by Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Contact the Book Marq at 8-7317 with questions.

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4. Register for Dissertation Boot Camp

The Graduate School will host an intensive, five-day Dissertation Boot Camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8, in the lower of level of Raynor Memorial Libraries. Dissertation Boot Camp offers a dedicated time and location for Ph.D. students to come together and work towards the completion of their dissertations. Faculty facilitators will be available throughout the week to monitor progress and offer suggestions. Participants will work daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with early dismissal on Friday.

For more information or to register, contact Bethany Neubauer, graduate service assistant, by May 24.

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5. Course evaluations due May 6

Course evaluations are available through Sunday, May 6. Students who complete evaluations for all of their classes will be entered into a drawing to win a new iPad. The online course evaluation system, MOCES, is also available as a mobile-friendly page, for students who wish to complete evaluations on their mobile devices.

Course evaluations are used by Marquette to review classes and instructors, with the primary goal of improving the quality of both. Responses are private and confidential, and no identifying information will ever appear with a response. For additional information, including FAQs, the course evaluation schedule and a sample evaluation form, visit the MOCES website.

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6. Health Care Forum is May 7

The College of Nursing will host its third annual Health Care Forum Monday, May 7, from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The forum will explore the realm of medical technology, examine the process by which innovation becomes standard practice, and discuss how health care providers make decisions about treatment plans while balancing the availability and cost implications of medical interventions for particular patients.

The forum is free for faculty and students and includes a continental breakfast. Register online or by contacting Alysia Dvorachek, advancement associate, at 8-7697.

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7. Yale University professor and Cold War historian to go "On the Issues"

Yale University Professor John Lewis Gaddis, author of George F. Kennan: An American Life, will be the next guest for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, May 9, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Gaddis, a noted historian of the Cold War and the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History and Political Science and Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy at Yale, is an expert on Kennan's profound influence and complicated life as a preeminent diplomat of the Cold War era credited with being the architect of the American policy of containment toward the Soviet Union. Gaddis knew Kennan for decades, and was granted full access to his personal papers to help him produce a biography that won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize. He will discuss the Kennan he came to know at "On the Issues."

This installment of "On the Issues" is co-sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Register online.

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8. Biological Sciences Seminar Series continues tomorrow

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will present, "The Sweet Science of Nucleotide-Sugar Pathways and LPS Biosynthesis in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa," Friday, May 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Joseph Lam, professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario, will lead the seminar. The event is hosted by Dr. Dale Noel, professor of biological sciences.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, call the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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9. Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic to hold summer hours

The Marquette University Sports Rehabilitation Clinic will remain open this summer to provide physical therapy and athletic training services, x-rays, bone density scans and free injury evaluations for students, faculty and staff. Users can also access the body composition, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology and motion analysis laboratories. Summer hours are as follows:

  • Mondays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments are also available on Fridays and before and after clinic hours, as needed. Marquette Cash or credit cards are accepted for insurance co-pays. The Sports Rehabilitation Clinic is located in Cramer Hall, 215. To schedule an appointment, call 8-1400.

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10. Spots still open for annual Rec Plex golf outing

The 17th Annual Rec Plex Golf Scramble will be held Thursday, June 7, at Silver Spring Country Club. Openings remain for the Falls Course. Proceeds from the event benefit the Breadwinner Scholarship, which aids students who have lost their "breadwinner" parent during their undergraduate years, and the Rec Sports equipment budget.

Registration can be completed online. The cost is $100 for individuals and $400 per foursome. For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager of the Rec Plex, at 8-7778.

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11. Free group fitness classes tomorrow and during finals week

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Friday, May 4. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members:

Rec Center:

  • 1 p.m. Cardio Blast
  • 4 p.m. Zumba
  • 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Spin

Rec Plex:

  • 1 p.m. Cardio Dance
  • 3 p.m. Zumba

In addition, as part of "Fit 4 Finals," free group fitness classes will be offered Monday, May 7 to Thursday, May 10, at both the Rec Center and Rec Plex. The full schedule of free classes is online.

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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